Decision

Earth: Final ConflictEarly in the 21st century, a number of alien Taelons, calling themselves the Companions, have arrived on Earth, ridding the human race of disease, famine and other scourges of overpopulation, bringing Earth into a new era of prosperity. But not every human being trusts the Companions – what is the price of the Taelons’ boundless generosity?

Policeman William Boone tries to arrange for heightened security for the visit of Da’an, one of the Companions, to an urban area, only to have his efforts rebuffed. Boone’s worst nightmare comes to fruition when an attempt is made on Da’an’s life, and Boone’s partner takes the bullet meant for the alien. Worse yet, the sniper is revealed to be a fellow war veteran of Boone’s, now a member of an underground resistance movement whose mission is to undermine the Companions. While hunting down his fleeing former comrade, Boone is offered a high-ranking security position by the Taelons, but his immediate obsession is to solve the case at hand. But when Boone’s wife is killed in an act of terrorism, he is left with many questions – how widespread is the resistance movement against the Companions? And who killed Boone’s wife – the resistance, or perhaps the aliens themselves?

Season 1 Regular Cast: Kevin Kilner (Captain William Boone), Lisa Howard (Captain Lili Marquette), Von Flores (FBI Agent Ronald Sandoval), Leni Parker (Da’an), Richard Chevolleau (Augur), David Hemblen (Doors)

written by Gene Roddenberry
directed by Allan Eastman
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Miranda Kwok (Kwai-Ling), John Evans (Morovsky), Lisa Ryder (Kate Boone), Michael Filipowich (Corr), Monique Mojica (Mayor Ruiz), Paul Boretski (Jordan), Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman)

Notes: Launched almost exactly six years after the death of its creator, Earth: Final Conflict is the result of a series concept originally titled “Battleground: Earth” which Roddenberry was developing for CBS in 1976 before he was lured away to work on the proposed new Star Trek series which later evolved into the first Trek theatrical film. Majel Barrett, Roddenberry’s widow (and a recurring guest star in Star Trek’s numerous incarnations as well as Earth: Final Conflict) discovered her husband’s pilot script in 1995 and began looking for a studio to develop it into a new series. The name of Gene Roddenberry was officially made part of the show’s title to cash in on the posthumous fame of the creator of Star Trek.

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Truth

Earth: Final ConflictAppointed to a new position of security by the Taelon, Boone uses his newfound authority to continue tracking down his wife’s murderer, leading him to a notorious bounty hunter. Boone uses new abilities bestowed by Taelon technology and his contacts within the resistance to find the killer, but both parties are concerned for their security and Boone walks a fine line between maintaining the Taelons’ security and not giving away the secrets of the resistance. When he discovers who is really responsible for his wife’s death, Boone learns a new meaning to the concept of sacrifice for the sake of the greater good – but is it truly a greater good?

written by Richard C. Okie and Raymond Hartung
directed by Allan Eastman
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Miranda Kwok (Kwai-Ling), John Evans (Morovsky), Lisa Ryder (Kate Boone), Michael Filipowich (Corr), Shari-Lee Guthrie (Dee Dee), Chad McFadden (Dan Spicer)

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Miracle

Earth: Final ConflictBoone saves a girl who is attempting to commit suicide because of the death of her parents and the loss of her hands in a car crash. Da’an announces that the girl will become Earth’s first public recipient of Taelon bodily regeneration therapy – while Boone wonders why Da’an was so specific in mentioning a “public” recipient. A televangelist who has founded the First Church of the Companions jumps on the wagon when the girl publicly states that the new hands grown for her by the Taelons are a miracle, but eventually those new hands prove to be only temporary. However, alarmingly, Da’an is not at all reluctant to assume the role of a messenger from God.

written by D.C. Fontana
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Earth: Final ConflictGuest Cast: John Evans (Morovsky), Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Sam Malkin (Reggie), Emily Hampshire (Julie), Janet Zenik (Ne’eg), Peter Krantz (Travis Murray)

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Avatar

Earth: Final ConflictImprisoned serial killer James Pike escapes by faking his own death, and Da’an sets Boone on his trail. Pike was given an experimental CVI in an early Taelon attempt to rehabilitate violent human criminals, but his twisted mind has allowed him to access information programmed deep inside every CVI and learn more about the Taelons’ real purpose for living among humanity. In addition to more concrete information about the Taelons, Pike is also bringing to life a horrifying Taelon myth by instigating a new wave of killings unless Boone can stop him.

written by Malcolm MacRury
directed by Jeff Woolnough
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: John Evans (Morovsky), Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Marvin Kaye (Clifton Samuel), Richard McMillan (James Pike), Patrick Gallagher (Prison Guard), Peter MacNeill (Warden Cole), Grant Alianak (Dr. Kaplan)

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Old Flame

Earth: Final ConflictAt a Taelon musical performance, Boone encounters a woman with whom he was intimate prior to his marriage, and in the wake of his wife’s death he picks up the relationship where he left off. But when his relationship with his old flame gets in the way of his duties to both the Taelons and the resistance, it becomes obvious that Boone’s loyalties are being tested…but by whom?

written by Paul Gertz
directed by Ken Girotti
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: John Evans (Morovsky), Colette Stevenson (Elyse), Matt Birman (Ramon), Lloyd Adams (Ainsley), Danny Lima (Peter)

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Float Like A Butterfly

Earth: Final ConflictInvestigating a small Amish village where people have begun to commit suicide after beginning to doubt their religious worldview in the wake of the Companions’ arrival, Boone and Lili discover that the suicides may in fact be homicides – and that the killer may be of alien origin. Da’an denies any secret experiments in the area, a story which checks out until Boone stumbles across an alien probe which has sent out deadly remote probes in the form of butterflies, killing the townsfolk. But Da’an, in stating that no Taelon experiments were being conducted on the people of Paradise, may not have been dishonest.

written by Paul Gertz
directed by Jeff Woolnough
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Trevor Blumas (Jedediah), Andrew Dinner (Samuel), Haley Lochner (Rachel Good), Brett Porter (Elijah Good), Richard Denison (Amos), Ed Fielding (Lucas), Brenda Bazinet (Sarah), Steven Bush (Jacob), George Dawson (Abraham)

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Resurrection

Earth: Final ConflictDuring the worldwide broadcast of a high-profile sports event, resistance leader Jonathan Doors briefly interrupts the transmission, revealing himself to be alive, well, and in command of an organized resistance movement. However, Boone and Lili are surprised that Doors would put himself and the resistance at such great risk. Da’an, who believed Doors to be dead after the assassination attempt, is removed from power by the Taelon Synod, replaced by the much less patient Zo’or. Boone works behind the scenes to return Da’an to power, even as Doors continues to press his attack through the media. Both the Companions and the resistance, as it turns out, have been hiding something.

written by Paul Gertz
directed by Milan Cheylov
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Anita La Selva (Zo’or), Robert Dodds (Pieter Bakker), Matt Gordon (Bettor), Jeffrey Knight (Bud Lanier), Kristin Lehman (Cynthia Clarkson), Laura Press (Anne Portnoy), J. Craig Sandy (Agent Price)

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Horizon Zero

Earth: Final ConflictIn an unusual intervention, the Taelons cancel a human mission to Mars which has been in the works for years, and the mission’s captain, Chandler, is enraged to learn that he won’t be making another giant step for mankind. Lili is an old friend of Chandler’s, and gives him a ride in a Taelon shuttle to prove how much easier travel can be with the aliens’ technology. But the moment she turns her back, Chandler has hijacked her shuttle, and Da’an is unusually insistent that Chandler must be found and stopped from going to Mars…though the Companion offers no explanation. The unauthorized mission is finally underway, though in a way its captain would never have imagined, and with ominous discoveries made along the way.

written by Richard C. Okie
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Bobby Johnston (Paul Chandler), Andrew Lewarne (Philip Hart), Angela Asher (Frauke Manheim), Neil Dainard (General Kromer), Sandra Caldwell (Newscaster)

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Scorpion’s Dream

Earth: Final ConflictWhen the Companions shut down a research project investigating early breeds of the sentient Taelon Skrill weapons, the lead researcher is vastly disappointed – but when one of the Skrills bonds with him and begins to alter his thought processes to preserve its own life, Boone tries to track him down. However, the Taelons have also sent Sandoval to find the fugitive researcher with orders to kill him before he can learn any more about the living weapon.

written by Harry “Doc” Kloor
directed by Ken Girotti
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Jonathan Potts (Larry Clark), Claudette Mink (Janice), Sugith Varughese (Dr. Basi), Joe Roncetti (Nickel), Ken Girotti (Security Guard)

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Live Free Or Die

Earth: Final ConflictTwo test pilots – subjected to disastrous biological experiments when the Taelons first introduced their interdimensional shuttles to humanity – slip into an astronomical symposium host by Da’an. The men render everyone unconscious with the use of nerve gas and kidnap Da’an, intending to return the Taelons’ grisly favor to their representative on Earth. Doors harbors an ambition to recruit the kidnappers for the resistance, but when Sandoval and others suspect the resistance of engineering the hostage crisis, even Doors orders his followers to kill the kidnappers if necessary. And while in captivity, Da’an is taking steps to relieve his kidnappers of their prize.

written by Malcolm MacRury
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Nigel Bennett (Major Ray McIntyre), Maurice Dean Wint (Captain Lucas Johnson)

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The Scarecrow Returns

Earth: Final ConflictScientists working with the resistance try to learn more about the alien probe captured in Paradise, but the trapped device lashes out and kills one of the scientists, assuming her form in the process. Eventually, it is discovered the that the alien probe is sending information to a location distant from the Taelon homeworld – and its transmissions allow Da’an and Sandoval to trace its location straight to the resistance headquarters. Boone must figure out how to hand the deadly device over to Da’an – who seems to be not only concerned with its whereabouts, but also experienced in containing it.

written by Paul Gertz
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Damon D’Oliveira (Sahjit Jinnah), Sonia Dhillon (Rayna Armitraj)

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Sandoval’s Run

Earth: Final ConflictSandoval collapses while interrogating a suspected resistance sympathizer, and Dr. Belman believes that his CVI is deteriorating – and taking its host with it. Da’an and Belman reveal a previously unknown ability – the ability to use an anti-virus to destroy a CVI and prepare its host for a new implant. But Sandoval, stripped of the device that ensures his loyalty to the Companions, doesn’t intend to stick around for his new implant. Instead, he breaks free, hijacking Lili and her shuttle, and sets off to free his wife from the mental institution where he sent he when he was first implanted with his CVI. Da’an orders Sandoval killed immediately – his CVI carried more information than was given to most hosts, making Sandoval a high security risk. Sandoval reunites with his wife and seeks the help of the resistance in keeping her safe from the Taelons, but he knows that he must eventually allow a second CVI to be implanted or he will die. And in order to convince him to undergo the procedure, Boone must return a “favor” Sandoval once performed for him.

written by Paul Aitken
directed by Milan Cheylov
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Shary-Lee Guthrie (Dee Dee Sandoval), Diana Belshaw (Dr. Sharpe), T.L. Forsberg (Nell Hagar)

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The Secret Of Strandhill

Earth: Final ConflictEvidence is discovered in Ireland of a Taelon expedition sent to Earth at least two millennia before the arrival of the current Taelon force. The Taelons reveal that they did indeed send a scout long ago, and that their scout never returns. Now, the search is on to find and decipher the long-dead visitor’s logs – a search which is hampered by one of the locals, who has pocketed a piece of the puzzle. When the log is finally found, it contains a message that Earth is unsuitable for Taelon colonization because of the violence of its inhabitants – a long overdue warning which the Synod decides to ignore.

written by George Carson
directed by Gordon Langevin
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Anita La Selva (Zo’or), Kari Matchett (Siobhan Beckett), Chris Wiggins (Tim O’Malley), Leni Parker (Ma’el)

Notes: Chris Wiggins was a regular on the Canadian-produced Friday The 13th: The Series as Uncle Jack from 1988 through 1990.

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Pandora’s Box

Earth: Final ConflictA sinister experiment to reverse one Taelon’s evolution by injecting it with human DNA backfires badly, leaving the subject of the experiment – a Taelon who has taken on the human features of the unwilling gene donor – in a murderous rage. Doors, fearing the implications of Taelon experiments with human genetics, sends a commando to kill the hybrid, but his operative is killed instead. Boone and Sandoval try to corral the violent Taelon guinea pig, and discover that the only way to end the experiment is to end the life of the human whose DNA was injected into their prey.

written by Malcolm MacRury
directed by Tibor Takacs
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Leni Parker (Quo’on), Anita La Selva (Zo’or), Kari Matchett (Rho-ha), Nigel Bennett (Major Ray McIntyre), Maurice Dean Wint (Johnson), Janet Zenik (Ne’eg), Elle Downs (Maddy Johnson), Matthew Koller (Cal Johnson)

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If You Could Read My Mind

Earth: Final ConflictAn attendee of a Taelon conference on psi powers reveals that she has penetrated the psychic bond that keeps all of the Taelons in touch with one another. Zo’or gives Sandoval orders to kill the psychic before she can expose more of the Taelon agenda. The psychic, however, knows enough to seek out Boone for shelter, even as she is being stalked by an assassin hired by Sandoval. Knowing that her days are numbered, she offers to have her insight transferred into Boone’s mind – knowledge that the Taelon scout whose remains were found in Ireland did more than just report on humanity.

written by Julie G. Beers
directed by Milan Cheylov
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Shauna MacDonald (Katya Petrenko), Michael Filipowich (Judson Corr), Anita La Selva (Zo’or), Leni Parker (Quo’on), Norma Clarke (Madam Marie)

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The Wrath Of Achilles

Earth: Final ConflictAgainst Boone’s objections, the resistance embarks on a risky gambit to infect the Taelons’ biotechnology with Augur’s latest invention – a deadly computer virus that will render the Companions helpless. But Augur has underestimated the power of his own creation. Not only does it shut down Da’an’s headquarters, but it infects other Taelon technology whenever a distress call is placed. Before long, the entire Earth presence of the Taelons is crippled, but the damage is only beginning – since the Taelons have shared their technology with humanity, the entire world is left at its knees. Boone tries to help, while Lili and Da’an crash-land their shuttle in a distant location. Now the movement to liberate humanity may become the death of mankind.

written by Damian Kindler
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Peter Kelly Gaudreault (Agent Lassiter)

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The Devil You Know

Earth: Final ConflictBoone, Lili and Sandoval are present for the first demonstration of a powerful electromagnetic weapon made possible by Taelon technology, but Lili’s study of the weapon’s immense power is interrupted when she receives word that her father has died. Boone is warning Doors of the weapon’s potential uses against the resistance when news arrives that the weapon has already been stolen. The thief quickly offers to sell the weapon to the resistance, an almost too-convenient coincidence, and also makes a stunning revelation to Lili.

written by Raymond Hartung
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Anita Le Selva (Zo’or), Jim Codringham (Blanchard), Doug Lennox (Colonel Purcell), Patricia Gage (Rachel Purcell), Laura Press (Anne Portnoy)

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Law & Order

Earth: Final ConflictRho-ha, the Taelon whose experiment with human DNA went disastrously wrong, stands trial for murder, with Boone and Sandoval assigned to defend him. Boone is skeptical of his legal prowess, but Sandoval insists that secret knowledge of the Taelons’ experiments cannot be allowed to fall into the hands of a non-implant. The prosecuting attorney is none other than Joshua Doors, son of the resistance leader. As the trial progresses and numerous disturbing discoveries are made, it becomes apparent that the Taelon Synod wishes to enforce its own brand of justice, regardless of what fate the human court may decide for Rho-ha.

written by Paul Gertz
directed by Joe Scanlan
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Anita Le Selva (Zo’or), Kari Matchett (Rho-ha), William de Vry (Joshua Doors), Diego Chambers (Travis Perkins), Walker Boone (Willie)

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Through The Looking Glass

Earth: Final ConflictBoone and Sandoval launch an investigation when a young boy vanishes during one of the inaugural voyages of a commercial interdimensional transit system opened by the Companions. While trying to calm the child’s mother – or, in Sandoval’s case, trying to silence her before her panic scares further customers away from using the interdimensional transport system – Boone also discovers that his sister has mysteriously become pregnant, at the same time that the child re-emerges from the transport. Boone’s darkest suspicion seems to be confirmed – the Taelons have begun picking experiment subjects from the public at large through their transit system.

written by Malcolm MacRury
directed by Milan Cheylov
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Anita La Selva (Zo’or), Damon D’Oliveira (Sahjit Jinnah), Diana Reis (Anna Sims), William Greenblatt (Jamie Sims), Wendy Lyon (Sarah Boone), Michael Burgess (Dr. Walkin), Kate Trotter (Dr. Park)

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Destruction

Earth: Final ConflictAugur is startled when a holographic image of Rayna, a dead researcher for the resistance, appears and warns him that the alien probe’s secrets – including all that it learned about the resistance – are about to be accessed by the Taelons. Fellow rebel Sahjit, who was going to marry Rayna before the probe killed her, insists on leading the fight to retrieve the probe before the Taelons crack its security systems, perhaps with the misguided hope that he can save Rayna. But the objective of the resistance mission is to destroy the probe if necessary – and at any cost.

written by Alan Templeton
directed by Ross Clyde
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Brooke Johnson (Quo’on), Anita La Selva (Zo’or), Stavroula Logothettis (Kee’sha), Paul Johansson (Sloane), Damon D’Oliveira (Sahjit Jinnah), Sonia Dhillon (Rayna), William de Vry (Joshua Doors), Vint Cerf (Cy Vincent)

Notes: Guest star Vint Cerf also served as the science advisor during the first season of Earth: Final Conflict. He was also one of the originators of the TCP/IP protocol that makes the entire internet possible, so in a way, he’s also responsible for the site hosting this episode listing. This episode mentions the plague unleashed in the preceeding episode produced, Infection… but Infection didn’t air on schedule, and was held back to air in July 1998, two months after this episode.

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The Joining

Earth: Final ConflictThough they don’t realize it, the crew of a seagoing salvage ship have discovered more evidence of alien visitors that predate the recent arrival of the Taelons. When a member of the crew tries to steal the alien artifact for his own financial gain, the artifact is activated, kills him, and inhabits his body. Da’an is instantly aware of the alien presence and puts Boone and Sandoval on alert. The alien Ha’gel has come with a warning about what the Taelons do to those less developed races to whom they become Companions – but his own actions are proving lethal to the same race he has come to help.

written by Jonas McCord
directed by Neill Fearnley
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Anita Le Selva (Zo’or), Brooke Johnson (Quo’on), Raymond Accolas (Claude Bertrand), Graeme Millington (Randy / Ha’gel), Kari Matchett (Beckett), John Evans (Morovsky), Scott Gibson (Officer Reed)

Notes: This marks Kevin Kilner’s last appearance as a regular cast member on Earth: Final Conflict, as distributor Tribune Entertainment pressured the producers to replace Boone with a younger, more traditionally heroic character. He would return as a guest star during season 5.

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Infection

Earth: Final ConflictThe continued study of the alien probe results in the release of a deadly virus which kills a Taelon researcher very quickly, and that death raises the possibility that humankind may be even more vulnerable to the airborne disease. But not everyone can agree on what to do about the crisis – Doors thinks it’s evidence of an accident during Taelon attempts to create agents for use in biological warfare. And a hate group decides that the virus is ideal for their purposes in wiping out an African-American community as their first strike in a new wave of racial terror.

written by Julie G. Beers
directed by Milan Cheylov
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Dr. Belman), Stavroula Logothettis (Kee’sha), Janet Zenik (Ne’eg), James Kee (Robert Howard), Derwin Jordan (Albert Cooper), Conrad Coates (Reverend Billy Mitchell), James Purcell (Steve Burton), Austin Strungnell (Charles Burton)

Notes: This episode was not broadcast until after the season finale, Joining, even though it was intended to air between Through The Looking Glass and Destruction.

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First Of Its Kind

Earth: Final ConflictIn the wake of Boone’s heroic but costly defeat of Ha’gel, a mysterious individual named Liam Kincaid appears, assuming Boone’s unique position as both protector of the Taelons and the eyes and ears of the resistance. The alien probe, which had previously killed Rayna, reappears and performs its final and deadliest task – sending a homing signal from Earth to the Jaridians, the Taelons’ sworn enemies. And when Zo’or ascends to lead the Taelon Synod, he reveals the fate of William Boone – something that will make Kincaid’s position more permanent than anyone imagined.

Season 2 Regular Cast: Robert Leeshock (Liam Kincaid), Lisa Howard (Lili Marquette), Von Flores (Ronald Sandoval), Leni Parker (Da’an), Anita La Selva (Zo’or), Richard Chevolleau (Augur), David Hemblen (Jonathan Doors), Montse Viader (Maiya)

written by Paul Gertz & Jonas Moise
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon

Guest Cast: Sonia Dhillon (Rayna), Kari Matchett (Siobhan Beckett), William De Vry (Joshua Doors), Brooke Johnson (Quo’on), Janet Laine Green (Dr. Melissa Park), Kevin Kilner (Boone)

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